Ditch Diggers #12 – The return of Hurley and Wendig

[NOTE- I’ve fixed the audio problems. If you didn’t like the split channels, please re-download this new file. –ML]

Author powerhouses Kameron Hurley and Chuck Wendig return to Ditch Diggers, this time answering questions from Twitter. We got a lot of questions, so the show ran long, and I cut it into TWO episodes, so you get MORE Hurley and Wendig next week! Whoa!


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Ditch Diggers #11: When it is NOT OK to suck // Ken Liu Interview

In I Should Be Writing i’m constantly saying that it’s OK to suck. And that’s solid advice.

For new writers.

Then I talk to award winning author and translator Ken Liu.


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Ditch Diggers #9: Writing to the market

Matt and I discuss writing to the market, writing for money instead of art, and answer your questions. It’s a short one, because the next one is a super-long episode with Gail Carriger! And it drops very very soon!


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Ditch Diggers #7: Conventions // Brianna Wu Interview

I was sick when we recorded this. We talk conventions, why to go, why to not go, and your questions. Also, an interview with Brianna Wu from Giant Spacekat that I got at Boskone this year! We talk about her game Revolution 60 and then geek out hardcore about games.

(This was recorded before the Hugo announcement over Easter.)


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Ditch Diggers #6 – Awards

Matt and I discuss awards, the mental game, the worth of awards, and we swear a bit. We answer Twitter and email questions.

And… we have a new Morgan Freeman meme: I’m fucking using the Twitter.

So go, little meme makers, get on that.


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Ditch Diggers #5: First and last sales, and Elizabeth Bear talks quitting

This episode we discuss the first sales we had, and then compared them to the most recent. Then we have a candid interview about quitting with multiple award winning author and general badass, Elizabeth Bear.

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Ditch Diggers #4: Far too late

Matt and I talk SFWA’s new concept of pro, covers, and your questions. And dammit, I also forgot to post this one, so it’s old, and you can hear Matt mock me for it in DD5, coming very soon!


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Ditch Diggers #003: A Very Special Episode with Booze (and Kameron Hurley and Chuck Wendig)

There were guest authors, and there was booze. Kameron got silly and Mur lost the hosting thread along the way. But boy howdy did we dig some ditches and talk about down parts of our career and up sides.

And many are asking for an RSS feed for the show. We aren’t on iTunes yet, but this will work for now.

 http://www.murverse.com/tag/ditchdig/feed

ISBW: Ditch Diggers #2 – Making money is BAD

Matt takes the helm with the debate over writers attacking other writers about how they make money. In short, if you don’t support a Kickstarter, don’t fucking support it. Authors who have used kickstarter the way Stacey Jay has: Tim Pratt, Chuck Wendig, and me. And I’m pretty sure none of us got attacked for it.

Also I’m planning on doing it again. Should I prepare for legendary harassment from the “YA community?”

Anyway. Explicit. Just like everything Matt is in.


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